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  Our Mutual Friend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Our Mutual Friend (1864–5) is the last completed novel written by Charles Dickens.
Our Mutual Friend, like most Dickens novels, was published in 19 monthly installments, each costing one shilling (with the exception of the nineteenth, which was double-length and cost two).
The BBC produced a TV adaptation of Our Mutual Friend in 1997, adapted by Sandi Welch.
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 Chapter Muslin <i>to</i> Mysterious Husband of M by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Mutual Admiration Society, the nickname popularly given in Paris to the Société Observation Médicale.
Mutual Friend (Our), a novel by Charles Dickens (1864).
The “mutual friend” is John Harmon, the mutual friend of Mr.
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 Our Mutual Friend: Clarendon Edition
Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) was Dickens’s fourteenth and last completed novel, dark in its conception, panoramic in its observation of English society, and containing some of the novelist’s most powerful images — especially the river and dust-heaps.
Our Mutual Friend covers some of the same terrain as Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, though it does so from a darker, more immediate perspective: whereas in Thackeray’s work the Napoleonic Wars form the backdrop to the action, in Dickens’s work the focus is the author’s own time.
Part of the challenge of Our Mutual Friend is to give the imagination sufficient rein to embrace and transfigure this fictional world of chaos.
www.qub.ac.uk /ourmutfr/project-description/general-intro.htm   (671 words)

 A Mutual Friend | About
A Mutual Friend attempts to explore how your mobile phone can act as a platform for cultural experiences; as a medium for reflecting on the human condition and as a means for making creative interventions in daily life.
In response, A Mutual Friend explored alternative approaches to creating location-based artistic experiences based on creating infrastructure and applications which could be implemented on people’s own phones.
A Mutual Friend has also explored the potential of PABX and call-centre software to deliver scalable long term experiences, including installing and experimenting with Asterisk, an open-source platform that supports call routing and forwarding between mobile phones and also voice over IP, and that also allows the configuration of dial-up menu systems.
www.amutualfriend.co.uk /html/about.html   (887 words)

 ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre | The Archive | Our Mutual Friend (1978)
It is Our Mutual Friend and before we hear any off-stage groans from Edwin Newman or any other curators of the language, may I say that probably nobody was more responsible than Dickens for fixing in the language an expression that any teacher of English will tell you is meaningless.
Mutual means of each other, obviously all friends are mutual.
What he meant to say was our common friend, the friend we have in common But in the genteel Victorian times that phrase already began to suggest that your friend was a little inferior to you, so we're stuck with solecism.
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 Our Mutual Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The dust business is central to the plot of Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend where John Harmon's father was a wealthy dust contractor.
Having ended his long association with Hablot Browne, Our Mutual Friend was illustrated by Marcus Stone and was the first monthly serialized Dickens novel to use woodcuts instead of steel plates for the illustrations.
Later he remembered that he had left that month's manuscript of his current novel, Our Mutual Friend, in the tottering railway carriage.
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 Amazon.com: Our Mutual Friend: Books: Charles Dickens,Peter Ackroyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Our Mutual Friend was the last novel Charles Dickens completed and is, arguably, his darkest and most complex.
Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens's most satisfying novels, and a fitting denouement to his prolific career.
IN THESE TIMES OF OURS, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark Bridge, which is of iron, and London Bridge, which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in.
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 Illustrations to Our Mutual Friend
arcus Stone was the son of Frank Stone, an established artist and long-time friend of Dickens.
tone's illustrations for Our Mutual Friend were printed from woodcuts -- a departure from the usual steel engravings by Phiz.
It is --unfortunately for Stone -- Phiz's delightful and sunny Micawber who is engraved (literally) in the mind of the Dickens-lover, and not Stone's Boffin or Bird of Prey.
humwww.ucsc.edu /dickens/OMF/illustrations.html   (410 words)

 Henry James's Review on Our Mutual Friend
Our Mutual Friend is, to our perception, the poorest of Mr Dickens's works.
We are aware that this definition confines him to an inferior rank in the department of letters which he adorns; but we accept this consequence of our proposition.
It were, in our opinion, an offence against humanity to place Mr Dickens among the greatest novelists.
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 bookideas.com: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend was the last complete novel Dickens wrote and, until the BBCtelevision adaptation was made in 1998, it has also been one of the more obscure.
However the meaty bits of plot in Our Mutual Friend provide a delicious stew of adventure, intrigue, romance, violence and murder set amid the dust mounds and the fetid waterways of mid-nineteenth century London.
Our Mutual Friend would have been a cracking thriller (with a bit of romance chucked in) if Dickens wasn't so profligate with his writing.
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 The Mutual Friend
By the time I asked her out, I already knew she would accept because our common friend had served as a go-between.
Our Lord also made it clear that any request that is consistent with His character will be answered by the Father because He loves all who love the Son (vv.26-27).
Because Jesus is our Friend, we can also be a friend of God.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Our Mutual Friend (Wordsworth Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are at least half a dozen moments in Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, the last book the great master was to complete before his death, when it becomes clear to the reader that he/she has left the London of nineteenth century earth for one deep inside the nightmare landscape of sleep.
This is an angry, disturbing book (as all books by old men are), one that presents a vision of a great city coming apart at the seams and stuffed with sinners of all shapes and sizes.
At a time when so many of our own great cities are on the verge of imploding, there is no one hundred year old novel more pertinent--or saddingly familiar.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1853261947   (855 words)

 Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens - Penguin Group (USA)
Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance – Old Harmon’s profitable dust heaps – and its legatees, young John Harmon, presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults.
With brilliant satire, Dickens portrays a dark, macabre London, inhabited by such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; enchanting, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social climbing Veneerings; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg.
Adrian Poole’s introduction examines biblical allusions and the central themes of Our Mutual Friend.
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 Our Mutual Friend --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The last completed novel of English author Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend was published serially in 1864–65 and in book form in 1865.
The novel, published in Russian in 1840 as Geroy nashego vremeni, is a psychologically probing portrait of Grigori Pechorin, a cynical young army officer and aristocrat of superior...
Includes introductory materials describing the history of the Friends, a suggested bibliography, and a glossary of terms; a directory of Quaker organizations, including churches, bookstores, and political action committees; and links to Quaker texts, historical works, and other assorted resources.
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Reflects a certain 'Mortimer', another of Veneering's oldest friends; who never was in the house before, and appears not to want to come again, who sits disconsolate on Mrs Veneering's left, and who was inveigled by Lady Tippins (a friend of his boyhood) to come to these people's and talk, and who won't talk.
Reflects Eugene, friend of Mortimer; buried alive in the back of his chair, behind a shoulder--with a powder-epaulette on it--of the mature young lady, and gloomily resorting to the champagne chalice whenever proffered by the Analytical Chemist.
Having received his literary friend with great cordiality, he conducted him to the interior of the Bower and there presented him to Mrs Boffin:--a stout lady of a rubicund and cheerful aspect, dressed (to Mr Wegg's consternation) in a low evening-dress of sable satin, and a large fl velvet hat and feathers.
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 ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre | Our Mutual Friend
Venus (Timothy Spall, Shooting the Past); the doll dressmaker and psychic Jenny Wren (Katy Murphy); plus a rogue's gallery of other souls, among them Rogue Riderhood (David Bradley), a fisher of corpses from the Thames who battles for the body that commences the action--and secret--that opens the story.
Our Mutual Friend was completed in 1865, five years before Dickens's sudden death from a stroke.
The celebrated poem, published in 1922, is pervaded with strange imagery of water, death, sterility, dehumanization, and a bizarre urban landscape--the very themes that permeate Our Mutual Friend.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/archive/programs/mutualfriend   (304 words)

 Our Mutual Friend - BOOK THE FIRST Chapter 1
n these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark bridge which is of iron, and London Bridge which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in.
The figures in this boat were those of a strong man with ragged grizzled hair and a sun-browned face, and a dark girl of nineteen or twenty, sufficiently like him to be recognizable as his daughter.
The very fire that warmed you when you were a babby, was picked out of the river alongside the coal barges.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/charlesdickens/OurMutualFriend/Chap1.html   (1510 words)

 Professor edits Dickens's Our Mutual Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A scholarly edition of Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend was recently published by WPI Professor Joel J. Brattin as the last volume of the Everyman Dickens series.
He read Our Mutual Friend as an undergraduate and he loved it, but it came to mean more to him when he wrote his first book on it.
Not only did Brattin edit Our Mutual Friend, but he has also reviewed many books and articles, worked on another of his interests, Jimi Hendrix, taught classes, advised projects, and lately was elected President of the Dickens Society.
www.wpi.edu /News/TechNews/001003/dickens.html   (339 words)

 rumblestrip » Bil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was a part of our college family, demanding attention and pushing every boundary he could, always with a devilish smile and a wink.
Eventually, it seems, some of our dear friends from school found the courage to come out of the closet they were living in, and Bil was among them.
A friend is gone and those lucky to have known him will have memories to recall however recent or remembered from long ago that will keep a smile on our face and each time we think of them our hearts will remember.
www.rumblestrip.org /2004/12/14/bil   (16135 words)

 Our Mutual Friend - Chapter 5
Some natural diffidence assailed him as to blowing it, so shortly after its having assumed a personal and delicate, not to say public, character; but he overcame his scruples by degrees, and modestly took that liberty under an implied protest.
Our waste goes into the best of company, sir, on her rosy-cheeked little customers.
Looking askew at the questioner, Jenny stole her hand up to her friend's, and drew her friend down, so that she bent beside her on her knee.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/charlesdickens/OurMutualFriend/chap22.html   (4860 words)

 The Modern Library | Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash.
With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots, Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens’s most complex—and satisfying—novels.
He is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Central Arkansas.
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 Dickens, Charles: Our Mutual Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The multiple plots of Our Mutual Friend, Dickens's last complete novel, twine around the miser John Harmon's legacy of profitable heaps of refuse ("dust").
The smaller plots that interweave these sensation/romance narratives comment on the hypocrisy of fashionable life ("Podsnappery") and the destruction of the family lives of both rich and poor by an industrialized, materialistic society.
Beginning as it does with a waterman or "dredger" fishing at night for dead bodies (and their valuables) in a murky Thames, Our Mutual Friend's narrative energy is drawn from human materiality in its more troubling and fascinating forms.
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 A Mutual Friend
I can't help but chuckle at her, just like our mom was like when Ann been first born, juggling between one individual and another.
Knowing from the look I'm reaching from Ann that this was her doing, ringing our mother so I'd have to face her sooner rather than when I was ready for it.
The original characters, situations and story are the property of the author(s), and may not be republished or archived elsewhere without the author's permission.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Our Mutual Friend [Audiobook]: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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A body is found in the river Thames and is identified as John Harmon who was due to inherit a great fortune - on the condition that he marries a young woman, Bella Wilfer.
And so the story begins, and we are introduced to the mysterious John Rokesmith - our mutual friend.
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 Amazon.com: Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics): Books: Charles Dickens,Adrian Poole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazon.com: Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics): Books: Charles Dickens,Adrian Poole
by Charles Dickens, Adrian Poole "IN THESE TIMES OF OURS, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with..." (more)
Grade 7 Up-With a cast of characters that covers the whole spectrum of London life, Dickens weaves a tapestry of tales that are by turn funny, moving and tragic.
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 Our Mutual Friend Character Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Below, I have matched up everyone with a character or pair of characters from Our Mutual Friend.
The basic idea here is for you to special attention to the doings of your character in each installment and be prepared to discuss them in class.
These reports will count for three quiz/response grades.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/lhager/teaching/coursestaught/2004spring/ENL3251_2503/2503omfcharacterlist.html   (127 words)

 Full text and plot summary of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Full text and plot summary of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The two plots are only really connected through the waterside murders but it allows Dickens to indulge in an extremely socially diverse cast of characters.
The Same Respected Friend in More Aspects Than One
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